Permanent Makeup

Lip Blush

Lip blush services
Bye to pale lips,
hello color!

Lip blushing is a type of Semi-Permanent Makeup where thousands of pigment micro dots are inserted on your lips, giving them some some color. It is perfect for giving your lips a perfect defined shape and make them look fuller. Forget about pale lips!

Lip Blush Before & after
Before the appointment


You must be off of Accutane for at least one year to be able to do the procedure. The use of certain medications such as Accutane/Retin-A or topical steroids can make the skin fragile. Physician-strength meds/treatments that affect the dermal layer of the skin can affect the result of the permanent make-up.

If you plan on getting fillers, it MUST be done at least 2 weeks before due to swelling and bruising.

Discontinue the use of Retinol for 30 days before the procedure. Retinols/Retin-A’s and other anti-aging creams or serums containing acids WILL fade your permanent makeup prematurely. Please keep all potions away from the procedure area, it can also make the area bleed and the pigment will not heal properly.
HYDRATE! Drink lots of water as this will help reduce dryness on your lips.
If you are PRONE TO COLD SORES, it is highly recommended to take an anti-viral medication such as Zovirax 5 days before, then the day of, then 5 days after or as advised by your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have severe dry, flaky lips please begin exfoliating nightly with a lip scrub followed by a lip treatment. You can take Arnica pills a week to a few days before to help reduce inflammation, swelling, and bruising before the session and after.

Exfoliate and add lip treatment to hydrate your lips.

48 HOURS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE: Avoid the following since it will make your lips more tender and likely to bleed more:
  • No Alcohol
  • No Aspirin
  • No Caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas, energizing drinks, etc)
  • No Fish Oil
  • No Niacin
  • No Vitamin E
  • No Alcohol

Please remember that being on your menstrual period the day of your procedure will make you more sensitive to pain.
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after the appointment


Lip Blush post-care is very important for the appearance and longevity of your new lips. Please read the following aftercare instructions carefully:

Day 1:
Immediately following the procedure, your lips will feel dry, chapped, tight, and tender to the touch. They may appear swollen and bright in color.
For 4 hours after treatment, apply light pressure on lips with a clean paper towel to remove any lymph fluid. After 4 hours, start applying ointment (Aquaphor) as needed to keep lips constantly moist. No kissing, rubbing, or friction on the treatment area.

Day 1-3:
Apply ointment on lips several times a day. Keep lips moist at all times.
Avoid oily, spicy, and heavily seasoned food, as well as any kind of straw usage with a drink.
After every meal, gently rinse and clean lips with water and pat dry, then re-apply ointment.

DAY 4-7:
Between these days, lips will begin and end the process of peeling, and color will lighten by 30%-50%. 
Do not pick or rub your lips and let the peeling happen naturally. Continue keeping your lips moist!

Lips are done peeling, color is light. You may return to normal routines. Lips will continue to heal, up to 6 weeks. Every week, more color will surface. It is important to continue keeping lips moist to get the best color at the end of the healing phase.

WEEK 6-8:
Hurray, your lips are healed! We want to see you to assess your healed lips and see if you will require a touch-up session!

The following must be avoided during all 14 days post-treatment:
  • Increased sweating
  • Practicing sports
  • Swimming
  • Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
  • Sun tanning or salon tanning
  • Exposure to UV/UVA Rays or chemicals, as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading
  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the treatment area
  • Touching of the treatment area except for when applying the post-care ointment with a cotton swab
  • Picking, peeling, or scratching of the treatment area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
  • Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
  • Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
  • Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
  • Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds

If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact me immediately to discuss further instructions.

Contact a physician if any signs or symptoms develop any of the following: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.
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Lip blush
8 week touch up
During touch-up sessions, we can work on details, alter the shape and color of your tattoo, or decide to go with a bolder color. Sometimes we need to fill in sparse spots that didn’t retain pigment as well as other parts during healing. We focus on areas that need to be corrected.
Checking the healed results of our clients is important because we can observe skin healing ability and color. After analyzing healed cosmetic tattoo, we can improve shape and color. Many small adjustments are necessary to achieve the best results.

Lip blush FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
It lasts an average of 2-3 years in the skin without any touch-ups.

Lip blush may begin fading around 6 months to a year. It’s recommended to get touch-ups to maintain the look and not lose the shape, form, and color too soon.
Healed results can vary from person to person and can heal up to about 70% lighter.
It’s recommended to do touch-ups to maintain your lip blush.
It’s recommended to do touch-ups to maintain your lip blush.
A lot of clients do a touch-up around a month and a half to 3 months after their initial appointment. Lip blush is a very soft technique, 100% retention is not guaranteed, so you may need a sooner touch-up to add more color. If you’re a client with very dark pigmentation on the lips or melanin-rich lips, multiple sessions will be needed to achieve a more even tone.
Healed results vary because of the following:
  • Medications
  • Acne
  • Treatments/Antibiotics
  • Skin Type – dry/oily/sun-damaged
  • Natural skin undertones
  • Alcohol intake and smoking
  • A compromised immune system
  • Post-procedure care treatment
  • Use of skincare products
  • Skin treatments
  • Activities causing sweating ​​
  • Must be 18 and over
  • Cannot be breastfeeding or pregnant
  • Not on steroids and haven’t been for the past 4 weeks
  • Not on antibiotics and haven’t been for the past 4 weeks
  • No transmittable blood conditions such as Hepatitis or HIV/AIDS
  • Botox or fillers near the eyebrows within the past 2 weeks
  • Not on Accutane or have not been on Accutane within the last year.
  • No Retinol/Retin-A 4 weeks prior
  • Haven’t received any laser treatments, glycolic peels, or chemical peels near/on treatment area in the past 4 weeks
  • A lip blush tattoo that isn’t 90% faded.
It is not included. However, touch-ups are at a discounted price.
Since pain is relative, it’s hard to decipher what your experience will feel like. I apply two forms of numbing to make the procedure tolerable. However, some clients don’t feel a thing and even fall asleep.

I draw a border around the lips to show you the shape and area I will fill in beforehand. We can make any adjustments needed as well.

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